I just heard today that the Chapman family lost their 5 year old daughter, who was hit by a car. That is so horribly sad and gut wrenching to think about, I can't even fathom it. My sincerest prayers go out to that family . . . and I would ask anyone who prays to pray for them.
Chris, thank you for letting us know about this. This is such tragic news and many of us here are close to Steven and have watched all his kids grow up in the Franklin area and this is just devastating and heart-breaking. There is already a full article on the Tennessean website. I think I can say with certainty that many many of us here on NMP will be praying for them and their family for many days to come.
I was out in the yard when my wife gave me the news. Kind of just kicked the wind right out of me. We know the Chapman family well and know the two boys even better. We've seen the their beautiful little girls at the CPA sporting and school events for years. Maria's two brothers are two fine guys. They are kind, generous spirits that will be heart broken for a very long time. They will need our support.
It's interesting what a harsh dose of perspective brings to a day full of petty gripes.
Wow, Tom! You are SO right, my friend! Nothing compares to losing your child, and in this manner. I can't imagine what the older son must be going through.
I just HURT for the entire Chapman family. It is so ironic, this was one of the 'possible gigs' I had been told about, and had just been refered to Steven's management to talk with them about it. About 2 weeks ago, I added one of Steven's songs to my MySpace page......SO inspiring !
This news just "BLEW me out of the water". I agree with Steve Pippin...this iS "unspeakably tragic". Will DEFINITELY keep the whole Chapman family in my prayers.....so very, very sad.
Bless them Lord.
I had just heard about this. I am from Paducah(his hometown) and know the whole Chapman family. I did all of SCC's recording work there before he moved to Nashville. His Uncle Barry and I are neighbors and I help him on his church sound system a lot. This is just so awful. We just had this happen to some friends recently. I worry about my 4yr old grandson all the time. We have tried hard to teach him about the dangers and watch him like a hawk, But things happen. We just don't understand why though. Why God works in these ways...
... the pain and grief must be unbearable at this time, especially for the son. When praying for the family late last night Psalm 34:18 kept coming to mind, "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." I will continue praying...